Begin the Process

cover-accreditation-bookletPATH Intl. Centers become eligible to apply for accreditation when they have been a member in good standing for at least one full year. Applications are accepted year round and may be found in the Accreditation and Reaccreditation Booklet.

Step One - Training

A designated Center Representative (chosen by your center and must be a PATH Intl. individual member) will need to complete the PATH Intl. Standards Course. This course is mandatory to apply for accreditation and is designed to review the PATH Intl. standards to ensure that all centers applying for accreditation fully understand those standards and are secure in the knowledge that their center is in compliance with them. The standards course can be found in the PATH Intl. online store for $20 and is also offered in-person at regional and international conferences.

Step Two - Applying

Submit your application for accreditation to the PATH Intl. office upon completion of the standards course online or in person. A complete application must be submitted with all supporting documentation, a $150 application fee, a list of PATH Intl. certified instructors and directions to the center. To obtain an accreditation application click here to download the Accreditation and Reaccreditation Booklet.

Step Three - The Visit

The center will be informed when the site visitors have been selected. The assigned Lead Visitor will contact the center directly to set up a mutually agreeable date for the site visit to take place. The site visit takes place and all score forms are forwarded to the PATH Intl. office.

Step Four - Notification

The PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee reviews the site visit score and file. Official results are sent to the applicant center from the PATH Intl. office. Results are generally sent out at the end of each month following review by the Accreditation Subcommittee.


The Accreditation and Reaccreditation Booklet will answer most questions. If you have additional questions about the accreditation process or the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual, please log in to Community Connections and join the Standards & Accreditation group using your PATH Intl. email address and password. The members of the PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee along with your peers will be there to answer any questions you may have. You may also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the PATH Intl. office.



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